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Xav de Matos is responsible for the management, acquisition, and creation of feature-length content on Joystiq.com. Xav serves as production manager of Joystiq's original video content and helps to organize and host the Super Joystiq Podcast.

In his nearly eight years in the industry Xav has produced content for AOL GameDaily, Joystiq, GamePro Magazine, Shacknews and was a co-host on Weekend Confirmed. Xav de Matos holds a degree in Public Relations.

Xav de Matos's Latest Posts

Diablo 3 running at 900p on Xbox One; PS4 version locked at 1080p

Apart from adding enemies from Naughty Dog's The Last of Us in randomized dungeons, Diablo 3 on PS4 will also feature exclusive pixels. Senior Producer on the console version of Diablo 3, Julia Humphreys, confirmed that the game will run at 900p on Xbox One; the PS4 version had previously been...

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Metal Gear Solid must reflect the era in which it's made, Kojima says

Following a demo of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, prominent game designer Hideo Kojima told Joystiq, through a translator, that it's important for media to reflect the era in which it is developed. Games with authorship tell a story beyond what appears within the product's narrative, he...

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Kicking back with D4 and Deadly Premonition's mastermind

Watching the audience at a recent Xbox One event play D4 (Dark Dreams Don't Die), the next surreal creation from Deadly Premonition creator Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro, paints an interesting portrait about player expectations. When controlling the game with Kinect, players are treated to a...

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The fate of Forge in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Although navigating the menus of Halo: The Master Chief Collection doesn't make it absolutely clear, the four-game collection featuring Microsoft's cyborg hero will include the multiplayer customization mode, Forge. "Forge Mode is in there," 343 Industries Franchise Development Director Frank...

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NHL 15 missing '94 Anniversary mode' on Xbox One, PS4

The '94 Anniversary Mode' featured in EA's NHL 14 will return in the sports title's next installment, but not on the newest generation of consoles. NHL 14's '94 Anniversary Mode' re-envisioned the classic speedy gameplay of the EA Sports hit NHL '94, presenting matches in the game's modern engine....

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343 Industries hasn't rewritten Halo 2's infamous ending

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, announced by 343 Industries during Microsoft's E3 media briefing, will preserve all four games featuring Spartan John-117 – including the franchise's most infamous ending. "Sir, finishing this fight," were the last words uttered by Master Chief in Halo...

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Seen@E3: World of Tank's next-gen tank controls

What says World of Tanks is available now more than a giant, fake tank bursting through a giant booth at E3 2014? Nothing. The answer is nothing, in case you were trying to guess. Just don't ask us to park any of those tanks. The free-to-play multiplayer tank game is available on PC and...

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Halo 5: Guardians beta launches December 27

Microsoft's planned Halo 5: Guardians beta will begin December 27 and run for three weeks, ending on January 17, 343 Industries Studio Head Bonnie Ross tells Joystiq. Beta access will be available via 343's upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection, launching on November 11 for the Xbox One....

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Doctor Who-inspired animation one of Sunset Overdrive's most requested respawns

Since it revealed "next-gen respawning" in Sunset Overdrive – the popular culture-infused animations that return players to the action after death – developer Insomniac Games has been flooded with suggestions from fans. Insomniac Creative Director Marcus Smith says that one of the...

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Video preview: Crossing the thin blue line in Battlefield Hardline

Battlefield Hardline pulls players out of the military's theatre of war and puts them in the role as cops and robbers, vying for the biggest stack of cash. In Joystiq's latest video preview, Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann battles for both sides: As an officer in the world's most brutal...

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